Wednesday, July 21, 2010

a brief intro

Hi there to all here from ICLW! I just thought I'd give a brief intro on our journey and then I'll be back tomorrow for a more in depth post on what is going on with us at this moment.

My husband (referred to here as MBL) and I have been trying (thus far, unsuccessfully) for 19 months. We have been through 3 clomid only cycles, 4 clomid plus trigger shot and IUI cycles, one IVF cycle, and one clomid plus IUI cycle. The closest we have come to a pregnancy was on our last IUI when I got positive home tests for three days and then a very low beta. We headed from that straight into our current cycle where we are set to begin lu.pron next Wednesday. We will be doing IVF again, but this time in a shared risk program where if we don't get pregnant after 3 fresh cycles (and any frozen cycles we produce), we will get an 80% refund. We are seeing a new RE for our next IVF in Chicago, which is about 3 hours away from where we live. So our cycle will involve a lot of foreign territory as we try to navigate monitoring out of state.

I am praying that this IVF brings us our BFP and a take home baby.

Thanks for stopping by, and, happy ICLW!


  1. Wishing you loads of luck with your next cycle!

    ~Happy ICLW!

  2. wishing you the very best with this cycle and the new RE. I hope the commute is not too hard on you. looking forward to your updates as things progress.

  3. Wishing you a ton of luck with your cycle. HUGS!

    An ICLW Visit from #107 (mfi, speedskating, strength)
    liddy @ the unfair struggle

  4. Thanks for visiting and happy ICLW! Hope this cycle brings you a sticky BFP ... and congratulations on getting back into running!! I can barely get in 3.5 ... 5 on a good (weekend) day. *cheering you on*

  5. Happy ICLW! Look forward to following your journey!

    ~ICLW 110

  6. Good luck with this IVF!! I wish you all the best! I wasn't following everything you wrote in your recent post, but it sounds like everything is on track! I just added your link to my blog! Thanks for stopping by! Happy ICLW! (#45 & 46)

  7. good luck with this ivf- fingers are crossed!

    happy iclw- #50

  8. Fingers crossed for a bfp for you on this cycle!

    Happy iclw #31

  9. I'm set for retrieval on Sunday! Good luck on your shared risk program.

  10. Good luck on your upcoming cycle! It sounds like you've had a tough go of it.
    ICLW #161